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FIFA indictments: Chuck Blazer secret recordings at heart of probe
FIFA indictments: Chuck Blazer secret recordings at heart of probe

The U.S. Justice Department’s decision to charge nine high-ranking FIFA officials with bribery and corruption may never have happened if not for the cooperation of Chuck Blazer, the former general secretary of CONCACAF, the FIFA federation that oversees soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Confronted by the Internal Revenue Service about tax issues stemming from the $20.6 million he received from CONCACAF between 1996 and 2011, Blazer agreed to help investigators build a case against other FIFA officials by secretly taping their conversations. And those conversations were at the heart of the three-year FBI investigation. Now 70 and reportedly suffering from...

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